Pristine beaches, a seemingly endless supply of sunshine, swordfish, dolphins, manatees?like a slideshow of a tropical vacation, Palm Beach has all of these. Yet without the proper guidance, many sights go unseen and many memories go unmade. So Visit Palm Beach acts as the treasure map to the area?s bounty, imploring its customers to take to the sea in search of the damper half of local entertainment. Adventurers can traverse the ocean on waverunners, parasail 800 feet above the cerulean-blue water, or kayak around Peanut Island in search of its elephant mayor. Visit Palm Beach also acts as a hub for catamaran charters and snorkeling excursions so that guests can explore the deep blue for rarely seen marine species.
The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.
aerialbodiesinc eschews the crowds, loud music, and sweaty equipment often found in larger gyms for an intimate, boutique studio that conjures a quiet, relaxed setting in which to exercise the mind and body. In the Pilates room, owner Lydie Robsham guides students through core-bolstering moves on Reformer machines that utilize the body weight of the exerciser to sculpt lean muscle, increase flexibility, and improve posture. In addition to a plethora of athletic accomplishments and teaching certifications, Lydie also boasts a license in massage therapy and can work out her clients' kinks with kneading techniques from a dozen different modalities. After a yoga or Pilates class, guests can unwind with coffee or tea.
Opened in January of 1959 by Hazel Verdes, Verdes Tropicana Bowl features 32 lanes, a snack bar, and a lounge with billiard tables and a fully stocked bar. The alley offers open bowling until midnight or later, hosts parties, and oversees bowling leagues and tournaments. In addition to offering shoe and equipment rental, the pro shop supplies bowlers with gear of their own, so they can personalize bowling balls with tick marks indicating the number of pins they have knocked asunder.
With a fleet that ranges from the low-key Cessna 150 and 172 to a multi-engine jet, the FAA-licensed pilots of Beach Aviation take to the skies for short jaunts and longer, flights. Lessons depart from nearby airports and cruise the wild, blue yonder along the coast, unveiling a bird?s-eye view of the local wildlife, downtown areas, and other picturesque scenery. Beach Aviation?s seasoned airmen also run instructional courses for aspiring pilots, teaching them the art of ascending, descending, and dodging territorial weather balloons.
Peanut Island Sports Bar & Grill pairs its traditional pub menu with an assortment of more than 50 bottled and 10 draft beers. Dining duos or quartets can kick-start their meals by feasting on one other's eye contact or sharing an appetizer such as the pan-seared, Cajun-rubbed ahi tuna, which floats down throats with spicy asian mustard, lemon butter, and broccoli slaw. Garnished in lettuce, tomato, onion and tartar sauce, grilled or blackened dolphin arrives in sandwich or wrap form, ready to appease entree-ready palates. Mandibles can also munch on lightly fried half-pound cheeseburgers, crowned in oozing american or swiss and accompanied by fries, tater tots or broccoli slaw. Peanut Island Grill brandishes beers such as Yuengling and Stella Artois available by the bottle, cup, or pitcher; well drinks; and sodas great for parched throats or bubbly face wash. Patrons redeeming Groupons Monday–Thursday receive a complimentary dessert with their meals.